||Nestled in the heart of the Big Belt Mountains, just a stone's throw from Mount Edith and Mount Baldy and a short drive from Helena, Montana, is one of the newest horse facilities in the Northwest. Located among 800 acres of Montana rangeland, Horse Wyse Instruction at Deep Creek offers many beautiful and scenic vistas.
My expertise is teaching people to really Train horses. The emphasis has not been on groundwork but on inspiring students to saddle-up and ride with a purpose in mind.
When I ask advanced students who are training horses and also teaching What makes the Advanced Basic Handle important to them? They say
"it boils down to this, it's fun, it just plain works, and I understand why, plus the system is backed up with facts, and there are no negative patterns to be unlearned later!"
What makes this possible? Because the system is built on solid scientific research.
Man has been training horses for thousand of years. Most of the skills trainers use today have been handed down through tradition and not much is truly new. One great exception is the advent of slow motion technology. Monte Foreman was a pioneer in filming horses doing difficult maneuvers at speed. In the late 1940's he began analyzing how the rider effected the athletic ability of the horse and continued this endeavor his entire life. The knowledge gained from this scientific approach created the Basic Handle System.
Monte's work gave me the foundation for understanding two major factors in horse performance:
First the horse has bio-mechanical limitations.
Secondly the riders weight dramatically effects the horses ability to perform at a lope.
When walking or trotting the horse is less vulnerable to the forces of nature. Once the horse begins to move at a lope, regardless of the speed, be it slow or fast, everything changes for both horse and rider. I mean really changes.
For the last 40 years my goal has been to advance the understanding of the relationship between horse and rider as it applies to preparing them to work at a lope. The technology of high quality video with slow motion replay gives me the analytical ability that Monte could have only imagined. The 30,000 plus students I have coached and filmed while learning the Advanced Basic Handle has been the most amazing laboratory any equine researcher could hope for.
Now, this amazing system is available to YOU through two Books and nine Videos, packed full of stop action photography and slow motion analysis.
Look for a Community Clinic near you and inquire about our Summer Seminars in Montana. Plan early, they fill fast . Until then, I'll look forward to personally working with you and your horses.